The following are some case analysis. Analyze the questions and state your reason or analysis based on the case presented to the Rationale. Part I: Leadership in Theory and PracticeExplores the concept of leadership in theory and in practice as it also addresses the distinction between leadership and management.Differentiate leadership and management utilizing the provided table below. LEADERSMANAGERSIn doing things Focus of work Objectives/Target area Set of direction Point of emphasis Manner of influence Manner of complying with standards Part II : Understanding ChangeFocuses on the concept of change in the health care system and its implications considered as an essential component. Consider how you could make necessary changes as a leader or manager in your respective area of work as a Nurse Manager that is, considering what you have identified areas of concern as it affects delivery of nursing care and/or services to stakeholders of care: Part III : Quality CareFocuses on quality care with particular emphasis on the involvement, and contribution, of nurses in the “quality improvement” within the health care system. How could you help reduce medical errors? What can you suggest that a health care organization could do?Describe the patient care delivery system at your place of work or clinical placement site. Compare and differentiate how functional it is. Part IV : Decision MakingExamines the theory and process of decision making which includes a section on critical thinking that is regarded as intrinsic to the decision making process. Describe a particular situation when you made an important decision. Can you consider that as the right decision? Why? Part V. A Scenario ActivityProvides student with scenario exercises focusing on clinical decision making involving the critical application of conflict management/resolution.Causes of conflict in an organization may include any one of the following:Scarce resources – in terms of money, space, equipment or personnel.Ambiguity over responsibility and ambiguity over jurisdiction – (unclear job assignment) group of individuals within an organization are sometimes uncertain as who is responsible for performing various tasks or duties. When this occurs, each involved party disclaims responsibility and conflict can develop over this issue.Interpersonal causes or organizational conflict – faulty attributions – errors concerning the causes behind other’s behavior.Faulty communication – inappropriate criticism, inconsiderate, harsh, sarcastic, contains threat, inappropriate delay, motivated by anger – offers no concrete suggestions for improvement.Distrust and lack of confidence – someone or some group is out to get them.Personality and attitudinal problems – differences in goalsCompeting work and family demandsOver control by management Considering the above mentioned causes of conflict in an organization, which have been noted affected your professional career as a practicing nurse in a leadership role? Discuss how you are able to resolve the conflict/s you have encountered in your previous employment a nurse leader/manager. Part VI. Ethical situationsCase analysis 1A pregnant woman has carcinoma of the uterus. If nothing is done to cure the disease, both mother and child will die. If the doctor operates on the uterus, the fetus will die, the mother maybe saved. The doctor intends to cure the organ and to save the mother’s life. By treating the uterus (X-ray or operation) the cure is affected, the death of the fetus is not the means by which the uterus is cured. It is a merely permitted by -product. The proportionate reason is the certain death of both.GUIDED QUESTION:Explain the meaning of double effect as it relates to human act.RATIONALE:In double effect, the attainment of the object of the Human Act ( not the object itself) is the primary effect, the secondary effect is the unwanted by-product.If the bad effect – the by-product of Human Act, provided there is a sufficient reason for merely permitting the bad effect.A Rule of Thumb: If a Human Act with a double effect is performed the same way as if there were no secondary effect, it is safe to say that the evil effect is a genuine by product. Case analysis 2 There is a pregnant woman with advanced tuberculosis of the lungs. In the opinion of the physician, she most probably will die before she can give birth, but there is good hope to save her if she can be relieved of the burden of pregnancy. In this case, the case principle of double effect cannot be applied. The intention to save the mother’s life is good, but this effect is reached by means of killing the fetus.GUIDED QUESTION:What are the essential attributes of morality. Explain and elucidate each one of these.RATIONALE:Morality presupposes a person.Man is responsible for his moral behavior.This responsibility presupposes freedomMorality is indispensableMoral rectitude expects a reward SELF-EVALUATION Tabulate evaluation of yourself as a leader and as a follower. Identify skills you possess that help you and skills you would like to develop or improve. As a leader/follower. I am… Qualities as a Leader Qualities as a Follower Skills that have helped me as a LeaderSkills that needs Improvement as a leader During your RLE exposure, try to find opportunities to practice that skill that needs improvement.Activity on Self – Assessment: Leadership and ManagementLeadership involves improving your own performance as well as working with your people to improve theirs. Use the following checklist to assess your effectiveness in developing people and to highlight those chapters in this handbook which is particularly useful to you.As you make decisions on whether you are OK or need to work on a particular skill, note down any ideas for improvement in the column provided. You might discuss the list with a colleague in order to identify some high-priority needs.SKILLOKNEED WORKCOMMENT/IMPROVEMENT1.Develop yourself as a leader. 2.Encouraging a motivating and “developmental work climate” 3.Introducing a new person to the work of the unit or team. 4.Arranging for one person mentor or train another. 5.Organizing and preparing for staff briefings/training sessions. 6.Conducting staff briefings/training sessions. 7.Arranging for and following up on training courses. 8.Delegating work and responsibilities. 9.Observing and assessing on-the-job training. 10.Preparing for and conducting performance discussions. EXPERIENTIAL ACTIVITY 2 – Leadership Strengths, Assets and SkillsWhat can you say about yourself in terms of your strengths, assets and skills in leadership? How do you feel about yourself in light of this information? In relation to other people ( your peers, family, teachers, etc.), how do you feel they see you in terms of your leadership skills, strengths and weaknesses? Do you feel you are ready to lead in your group/class and/or in your community? EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER: Health Science Science NursingNURSING NR 414
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